16 - year old King was on his way to a friend's house that he planned to visit. He never arrived at the friend's house and has not been seen or heard from since. Russel was expected to return home in the morning, but he never returned home. His mother, Ruth John King, noticed King's failure to return home so she reported him missing that morning.
Although King dissapeared from Wheatfield, New York, he and his family origanaly resided in Neigra falls New york.
Russel may have been a victim of foul play.